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The best Japanese Hinoki sticks we know of now in stock

The best Japanese Hinoki sticks we know of now in stock


We now stock Baieido's Sawayka Hinoki Japanese Incense sticks - there is no better Hinoki fragrance available 



Sawayaka Hinoki Japanese Incense sticks are a premium product, made from 100% essential oil from Japanese Hinoki Cypress trees. Hinoki Cypress trees are a very slow-growing evergreen tree, which is traditionally used to build temples in Japan. These Incense sticks are a tribute to the revered Hinoki Cypress Tree, and the very high-quality packaging reflects this well.

The essential oil in these sticks is special and rare as Japanese law means only Hinoki trees that have naturally fallen or died can be harvested. 

The fragrance characteristics of pure Hinoki are quite complex. Two elements making up the essential oil are alpha-Pinene (α-Pinene) and Borneol. It is said that when alpha-Pinenes are inhaled, the brain produces alpha waves, which produce a feeling of well-being and relaxation. 'Listening to' or burning these sticks will enhance your meditation or mindfulness practices.

See full details of this very special item here:
In stock and ready to ship free of charge for all UK orders. We also ship worldwide - your relevant postage charges can be checked prior to finalising order using our checkout system.

Karen



Created On  3 Feb 2020 9:00  -  Permalink
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New items from Pure Incense - more amazing Oud/Agarwood fragrances

New items from Pure Incense - more amazing Oud/Agarwood fragrances


We've just taken stock of 2 new amazing fragrances from Pure Incense's premium Oud/Agarwood range

We're pleased to now stock these sticks, with Agarwood oils sourced from Thailand and Cambodia in the heart of SE Asia.
  • Thai Agarwood - A rarity in Agarwood sticks, given it's the soft and mellow fragrance
  • Cambodian Masterclass - with all the sweetness & fruitiness you expect from Cambodian Oils - just deeper and fuller in this Masterclass special edition
Both these are excellent additions to our expanding range of super-premium Agarwood sticks - and they sit well with others in this range, such as:
Remember - these are the best of the best, premium Agarwood sticks. For a more everyday Agarwood stick try:
All now in stock and ready to ship free of charge for all UK orders. We also ship worldwide - your relevant postage charges can be checked prior to finalising order using our checkout system.

Karen



Created On  25 Jan 2020 9:00  -  Permalink
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A new range of 6 natural fragrances from Nippon Kodo called 'Scentsual'

A new range of 6 natural fragrances from Nippon Kodo called 'Scentsual'


A new range of 6 natural fragrances from Nippon Kodo called 'Scentsual' 



This is a delightful new range of contemporary scents from Nippon Kodo, offering distinct singular fragrances based on good quality fragrance oils. With 6 fragrances to choose from, there's at least one that will resonate with most Incense users.

Get harmonised with nature by 'listening' to these fragrances. Plus, be assured that with zero colourants, 100% Natural Fragrance oils and packaging made with recycled paper, this range offers a kind approach to the manufacture of Incense sticks.

Browse each item description using the links below - from which you may also order. Each box of 30 Sticks + holder is £5.99.

We think Scentsual is a great name and a valuable addition to Nippon Kodo's impressive line up of Japanese Incense sticks. 

All now in stock and ready to ship free of charge for all UK orders. We also ship worldwide - your relevant postage charges can be checked prior to finalising order using our checkout system.

Karen



Created On  9 Dec 2019 9:00  -  Permalink
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Ume Natural Incense Collection - updated range with new fragrances

Ume Natural Incense Collection - updated range with new fragrances


Ume Natural Incense - new fragrances and packaging

Ume Incense Sticks have no bamboo core so we categorise them as a Japanese Style Incense. The spicy fragrances from this range will take you on aromatic journeys across counties/regions such as China, Tibet, Nepal and the Middle East.

The Ume range has been refreshed and features some new fragrances:



  • Abydos - a pure Frankincense
  • Dawn - top notes of Hinoki (Japanese Cypress)
  • Nomadic - a mysterious and oriental fragrance
  • Uluru - Australian Sandalwood
Features of all Ume Quality Incense sticks are that they are traditional, high-grade incense sticks made using 100% aromatic plant ingredients - herbs, spices, barks, seeds & saps - bound with water with no fillers. View the full Ume range here - which includes other fragrances and delightful handmade Incense dishes.

Karen



Created On  3 Dec 2019 9:00  -  Permalink
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Christmas Scents - recommendations

Christmas Scents - recommendations


Based on the gifts presented to Jesus at his birth by the Three Magi, here are our recommendations for classic scents for Christmas. 



Frankincense and Myrrh were the two aromatic gifts presented by Caspar and Melchior respectively. Both of these fragrances are still very common to this day - and here are our most popular:
For a fragrance that would be reminiscent of Gold we recommend the richness of Amber:
Cinnamon is also a very popular fragrance for Christmas:
I hope this helps - as always, do get in touch if you would like help or advice regarding Incense types, fragrances and brands.



Karen


Created On  16 Nov 2019 9:00  -  Permalink
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New items from Shoyeido - including large packs of Daily range favourites

New items from Shoyeido - including large packs of Daily range favourites


New in stock - 2 new Overtones fragrances in Gift Sets, new Large boxes of 3 Daily range favourites, 2 stunning Incense bowls and super long burn time Incense Coil item. 



Shoyeido's Japanese Incense remains a firm favourite for our customers, who appreciate their high-quality, value for money, the broad range of fragrances and choice of stick lengths. They continue to innovate and bring new products to market including two items in the Overtones range:

  • Palo Santo - presented in a Gift set with a white Incense stick holder
  • Patchouli - presented in a Gift set with a white Incense stick holder
These will make ideal gifts for both existing Incense users an those new to Incense, especially with the included holder.

Shoyeido's Daily range, of 8 fragrances, provides a great choice and impressive 8.25-inch sticks. Many have asked whether we can source these in larger stick quantity boxes - and here are 4 new items to our stocks:
Click the links above for full details - noting that the sticks in these larger quantity sizes are 5.25 inches long.

To our range of Ceramic Incense bowls and holders we add the following:
Both of these bowls ship with free bags of sand.

Lastly, we introduce an Incense Coil item to our stocks, which offers burn times of up to 8 hours!

As always, if you have any questions, or would like recommendations on Incense types, brands or fragrances, please email me at [email protected] It's always a great pleasure to have a dialogue with our customers about Incense in general and the items we stock.

Karen

Created On  14 Oct 2019 9:00  -  Permalink
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